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the magic of film

7.24.2012

I know it's so cliche, but there really is something magic about film photography. Maybe it's in the anticipation of the first look after development. Or maybe it's the extra amount of thought that goes into every shot, because a roll of film is far less spacious than a 16gb memory card. Maybe the magic lies within the vulnerability of the film itself - a back cover away from exposure to the damaging light. Personally, I love the soft grainy-ness in every photo - it seems to add a certain tangible depth to the shot. And I just can't help but smile when I think that in all this technologically-engrossed society, I've got a piece of history - photography, in it's purest form.

Note: Most of these photos were digitally altered to black and white form because they had an obnoxious blue-overlay. I kid you not, they were BLUE. So, take my word of advice, and don't ever have your film photos developed at CVS. Please. 

20 comments:

  1. these are SO AMAZING. i am drooling over that one of the chair and the water and the branches... every single one is just perfect! this reminds me, I have two rolls of film I need to get developed... I guess I won't go to CVS? :)

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  2. These are gorgeous. I love the ones of you, the one of the people, the chair, the bridge. All of them.
    And I agree with everything you said - esp. this: 'Maybe the magic lies within the vulnerability of the film itself - a back cover away from exposure to the damaging light.'
    Aaand I love your camera. I've always wanted an analog slr :)

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  3. these are amazing! photography is my passion. i've been thinking the same thing about film photography. i've never shot film before and want to learn SO BAD! images produced with film are simply gorgeous in every way.

    what camera do you shoot with?

    andrea brionne
    @thedailyeverythings.blogspot.com

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  4. Oh boy. You have a gift. The one of that chair is really magical! I shot some film last month, but only some of it turned out. And I have an awful film camera. Great work!

    xx.
    Lou

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  5. Goodness, these are so gorgeous! All you people with film cameras are making me seriously envious! What kind of camera do you use?

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  6. Those photos are magical. <3 Great job!

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  7. These photos look SO insanely magical. I love film. Although those clear and crisp photos you get courtesy of our modern cameras, you just cannot match the timelessness and simplicity of film photos.

    xx.
    Alexxus Kristyn

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  8. speechless. wow... just WOW.

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  9. Oh my...these are jaw dropping. You could seriously sell these somewhere. Oh my. Oh my. Oh my. I am in total love with all of these. :)) your photography is just beautiful and so inspirational. Have you gotten your new camera yet? So excited for you, again! :)

    I need to get a working film camera. I think it is so much fun when people shoot with film.

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  10. can't even... a-a-a-a-a-a-a-h! alexa, these are stunning. STUNNING! i can't even pick a favorite.

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  11. No CVS? got it! Mine are developing at Walmart, though, so I don't know if that will be any better. The black and white makes the detail of every photo pop, so still beautiful.
    xo

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  12. this is so lovely. i want to start film photography!

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  13. these are so rad, especially those first few. film photography is the best. ps try snapfish to develop your photos! they're all i use and i've been really happy with them. :)

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  14. i like these. a lot. that's all. xoxo

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  15. ohmyword I love film so much :) the main reason behind my major love for vsco :) ahhh can't wait ;0:0

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  16. love these film shots so much.
    xo.

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  17. These photos are stunning, they capture so much, you are really talented! I would love it if you could take a peek at my blog, started recently and just getting the hang of it, there's lots of places and ideas to come, I hope you like it!
    dearestdeer.net
    x

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  18. These are so awesome! :) great job!!! :D

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  19. wonderful photos! film or digital, you clearly have an eye for beauty.

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